Thoughts On John Lewis, American Democracy’s Sacrificial Lamb

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 || By Michael Romain || OPINION || @maywoodnews  Two days after John Lewis died on Friday at age 80, I called Congressman Danny K. Davis, who knew Lewis personally for two decades and recently sat with him on the powerful House Ways and Means Committee. “I think John had the seniority to be chairman of Ways […]

Maywood First Bus Drivers, Monitors Ratify First Teamsters Contract

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews  Officials with Teamsters Local 777 announced in a July 17 statement that the drivers and monitors who work for First Student of Maywood, 1207 Greenwood Ave. in Maywood, ratified their first collective bargaining agreement since joining the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 777 last year. The roughly 220 drivers and […]

Crain’s: Westchester, Berkeley Among Places That Beat COVID-19 Home Sales Plunge

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 || By Local News Curator || @maywoodnews  Two suburbs in Proviso Township were listed in a recent Crain’s Chicago Business report as places where home sales avoided the COVID-19-related slump in the first six months of 2020 — a reality that is widespread. Crain’s “A-list” includes just two of Chicago’s 77 community areas and seven of […]

Driver Ejected From Car In Fatal Accident On I-290

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 || By Maria Maxham/Forest Park Review || @maywoodnews  A woman lost her life in a single-car accident on the I-290 expressway heading east through Forest Park when the car she was driving, which witnesses said was moving side to side, hit the barrier on the side of the traffic lane. She was ejected from the car […]

D89 Students Could Return To Classes In Fall, While Bellwood, Lindop Students May Start Remotely

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Featured Photo By Elements5 Digital on Unsplash  As the upcoming 2020-21 school year draws near, area elementary school districts have recently tentative reopening plans for the unprecedented fall semester. Maywood-Melrose Park-Broadview School District 89 administrators announced in a letter sent to families on July 16 that they plan to […]

Harlem Avenue Taco Bell Gets Zoning Approval

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 || By Maria Maxham/Forest Park Review || @maywoodnews  Ampler Development’s proposed Taco Bell at 161 Harlem Ave. passed the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) on July 20 and will next be voted on by the village council in August. Alfred Teleron and Mario Valentini, architects from MRV Architects, Inc., presented the site plan to the ZBA. […]